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Elon Musk And Grimes Have Called It Quits — And Boy, Oh Boy, Does The Internet Have Reactions For Days

"SpaceEx" 😭💀.

As you may or may not have heard, longtime couple and resident celeb eccentrics Grimes and Elon Musk have split, kind of.

Elon and Grimes of the red carpet of the MET Gala

After being together for three years, Elon said in a statement to Page Six, “We are semi-separated but still love each other, see each other frequently, and are on great terms.”

The billionaire SpaceX founder and Tesla CEO cited his travels and work as reasoning for the split. Though, currently, he said Grimes is staying with him. The pair has sparked breakup rumors before, due to the fact that they've repeatedly unfollowed each other on social media.

Elon casually dressed and speaking during an interview

Naturally, Twitter had a lot of thoughts, because — love 'em or hate 'em — they are a pair that fascinates, compels, and elicits some degree of musing, if ironically. Below are some of the best reactions:

1. I love a good (nay, great and glorious) pun.

Twitter: @_rossbrennan / Getty Images / Via Twitter: @_rossbrennan

2. CC'd on this email: the notorious celebrity bathing debacle of July and August 2021.

Sick of hearing about "Grime" and "Musk". Let's hear about "Soap" and "Fragrance" for once.

Twitter: @aeonlamb

3. Yikes.

Grimes and Elon musk are breaking up ??? Let’s look back at their most iconic moment

Twitter: @PeachyKneeSocks / Via Twitter: @PeachyKneeSocks

4. I believe it.

Good Morning, “Grimes dating Elon Musk” was a 3 year sociological study conducted by Harvard University. We are now complete with our study. Thank you for your time.

Twitter: @miceeonvenus / Via Twitter: @miceeonvenus

5. Please keep the pop culture references coming.

Twitter: @_fortunecoochie / Miramax / Via Twitter: @_fortunecoochie

6. Absolutely in tears.

grimes and elon musk’s kid at court telling the judge who it wants to be with

Twitter: @incompatence / Via Twitter: @incompatence

7. It could even be said that nature itself is healing.

Twitter: @musicboardwild / Via Twitter: @musicboardwild

8. Call me a conspiracy theorist because...

Call me a conspiracy theorist, but I don't think it's a simple coincidence that Grimes and Elon broke up less than 24 hours after Nintendo announced that Chris Pratt was going to voice Mario in a Super Mario movie.

Twitter: @loudmouthjulia / Via Twitter: @loudmouthjulia

9. It's-a over.

this tweet directly caused the breakup of grimes & elon musk absolutely no doubt in my mind

Twitter: @georgsoup / NBC / Via Twitter: @georgsoup

10. This guest appearance.

Azealia Banks showing up at Grimes and Elon's divorce hearing

Twitter: @notn1co / Walt Disney Pictures / Via Twitter: @notn1co

11. The tech/AI reactions are my personal faves.

Elon Musk trying to win Grimes back

Twitter: @SaintHoax / Via Twitter: @SaintHoax

12. 😭😭😭.

Elon Musk and partner Grimes break up after 3 year relationship

Twitter: @shawgab / Universal Pictures / Via Twitter: @shawgab

13. OH MY GOD.

OMG Elon Musk and Grimes broke up after 3 years. But good to know they're co-parenting for X Æ A-Xii. Wishing them all the best 💔

Twitter: @maleedus / Nickelodeon / Via Twitter: @maleedus

14. I truly think Baby X could be the first superhuman in existence.

X Æ A-12 teleporting from grimes’ house to elon’s on weekends

Twitter: @emilybernay / Via Twitter: @emilybernay

15. Case in point.

when Elon Musk and Grimes need to split custody of X Æ A-12

Twitter: @HotDrop17 / Via Twitter: @HotDrop17

16. Grimes relaying the news to Baby X in code.

Grimes informing X Æ A-12 that she and Elon Musk are separating.

Twitter: @TheHaoleKing / Via Twitter: @TheHaoleKing

17. To be a fly on the wall...

Twitter: @RiseFallNickBck / Nickelodeon / Via Twitter: @RiseFallNickBck

18. *Record scratch* *Freeze frame*

“We are semi-separated but still love each other, see each other frequently and are on great terms... She’s staying with me now and Baby X is in the adjacent room.” not Elon Musk giving a breakup statement to Page Six while Grimes is literally in the next room

Twitter: @jackirvinwho / Via Twitter: @jackirvinwho

19. And, finally, absolutely this:

grimes & elon broke up,, girlie if u dont get into the studio & make ur beep boop music

Twitter: @sp3orbita1 / Via Twitter: @sp3orbita1